Belinda at ilove2teach is having a FABULOUS linky party to help us all cool is off!! Its a "Too Cool for School" party with all kinds of tips and techniques for your day.
Did you know that you can use sharpie on items that are laminated?? I always used a vis-a-vis but it would wipe off SO easily! A fellow teacher told me you can use sharpie and erase with nailpolish remover! I then discovered you can just use whiteboard eraser spray and it comes off much easier. Sharpies are SO much better for centers or writing on posters!
I tried classroom jobs my first year and just couldn't get a handle on it. Instead I now have a "pet of the day" who does all the jobs that need to be done. I have an ocean theme this year so I have a 'fishtank' on a bulletin board and I put a new fish in the tank each day! This way I only have to remember to change one thing and that student gets to help me all day. They get so excited when it is their day! They get to share something, be the line leader, take down attendance and anything else I need them to do
Go join the Linky Party and share your ideas! I love hearing what people do in their rooms!